Janet May Javorka

1933 - 2021



Janet May Perry Javorka, aged 87, passed away suddenly in Whitefish, Montana on April 16, 2021. Missing her greatly are her husband Edward Javorka of 66 years, son Michael (Lisa Marie), daughters Lisa and Linda (Jonathan), daughter-in-law Dot, grandchildren Scott, Kurt, Kristen, Kerri, McKenzie, Davis and Henry, and honorary granddaughter Isabelle, as well as 6 great-grandchildren. Jan is now reunited with her son Mark and her twin brother Jim.

Jan was a 45 year resident of Hayden Lake and was born and raised in Indiana. She met the love of her life, Edward Javorka, while he was attending Purdue University and they married in 1954. In 1957 Ed began his career with the U.S. Forest Service in Ant Flat, Montana. As a Forest Service wife, Jan was required to adapt to new and remote locations and primitive living conditions, however, Jan felt those years to be some of the best of her life. The family was also posted to Lincoln, Montana and Curlew and Colville, Washington before finally settling in Hayden Lake, Idaho.

Jan made friends easily everywhere she went. She loved her family, donut holes, coffee, long phone calls, Paul Newman, Christmas, knitting, needlepoint and playing games, especially cards, and winning at BINGO. Jan loved to travel with Ed in their RV and they crossed the U.S. multiple times. Her generous spirit led her to knit dozens of newborn outfits, record books for the blind and she volunteered for many years with the Hospice of North Idaho.

The family would like to thank the staff of North Valley Hospital, Whitefish, for the wonderful, kind and loving care provided to Jan during her last precious days.

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Judy & Steve Meyer

May 11, 2021 7:24 PM

Hello Ed.  Judy  & Steve Meyer in Hayden Lake, Idaho sending their condolences to you and your family.  My folks- Elinor and John Centa enjoyed your friendship and told many stories of fun trips and festive gatherings.  Thank you for sharing  peppy Jan with us all, while you quietly and patiently  kept her company.  We send caring thoughts and energy to you, Ed.

Donna Kislig

May 1, 2021 8:13 PM

I was so sorry to hear of Jan's death.  Those of us who play bingo at Lake City Center are saddened.  We will miss her smile and her warmth.  We miss seeing her and Ed - two very special people!
Donna Kislig

H Jones

April 30, 2021 11:21 AM

I was saddened to learn of Jan's death.  It was a privilege to know her and Ed during the years they lived in Hayden Lake, Idaho.  On numerous occasions I saw the ways in which Jan enriched the lives of others.  My interactions with Jan and Ed were always uplifting.  A print of "At Rivers Edge" by their son Michael was given to me by them and has hung in my home since the 1990s.  Jan's family is in my thoughts and prayers.  Howard Jones

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